Good afternoon, so far a pretty wet day with periods of light to moderate rain. Radar as of this update is showing the first area of rainfall moving off to the northeast. Some areas should get a break for a few hours, before more rain moves in for the late afternoon into the evening. Current temperatures are generally in the 40s, with a few 50s down in Southern Indiana. Winds are also another concern this afternoon. Winds are gusting anywhere between 15 and 30 mph. With that in mind, a Wind Advisory is in effect for far Southern Indiana until 11 pm CST. Winds could gust up to 40 mph for the afternoon and evening hours.
FutureCast radar through this afternoon and evening will show the second area of rain moving in from the southwest and move east to northeast. Also you see a small squall line of showers and storms develop before moving into Western Indiana. With this squall line, we are not expecting wide spread severe storms, but could see some brief wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph. The line should move through Indy between 8:30 and 9:30 and Muncie around an hour later. The rain should end after midnight.
Rainfall potential through 1 am Tuesday, most areas should see at least 3/4" to an inch of rain. The circled areas could see rainfall totals exceed 1 1/4" of rain. This will be well below the flash flood guidance, so we are not expecting any flash flooding concerns, and this will also be much needed rain as portions of Southern Indiana is expecting a moderate to severe drought. We will continue to have updates as needed through this afternoon and evening on the rainfall.
Thoughts on major weather events, severe weather events, and/or changes to the company.